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Destination_monstre

Èvasion has aired the Storsie episode of Destination Monstre in Canada (and possibly France, I heard somebody mention that the other day), and they have put up a teaser (4.16 long) on their site. Looks like the beginning of the show and I pop up a couple of times (and I also spotted a close up of part of the cover of my 2012 publication “Storsjöodjuret”, as shown here). It will be interesting to see the complete episode some day (fingers crossed). Good for the local tourist trade, but I did this for other reasons. Love Jämtland (County) though.

(Images from YouTube teaser)

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Mojo_visit

Got the first two copies of RETROFUTURE 7 in the mail from the printers yesterday and I am very happy about it. Tonight, cover boy (guitarist/singer) Michael Mojo Nilsson came by and picked up a copy. Took a few snapshots in my living room (yes, that is Vampirella on my wall!). The Mojo interview is featured on this blog as an exclusive preview (see Classic Rock Interviews).

The countdown is on…

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TB_moreismore

Got some lovely feedback from a gentleman that used to be a member of the old DEEP PURPLE FOREVER club the other day. He had checked out what I am up to these days and read some recent RETROFUTURE stuff. I was happy to see that he thought that the Tornado Blaze novel (published in two magazines last year) was “astounding!” and that the variety of the stuff I create these days is so big. “More is more” he said, quoting a famous Yngwie Malmsteen interview.

I really appreciate feedback, especially from people that has connected with my output long ago. I would say that RETROFUTURE is largely unknown to the old Purple crowd, which is a bit sad. Especially since I never stopped supporting Purple.

Thank you Erik.

(Archive photo of model Ellinor Nordbakk as Tornado Blaze, July 2012)

Booksaplenty

Friends of this blog will know that I like books, and by the response I keep getting when I post a book review so do a lot of you. It is by far the most common source for feedback and for people following this blog.

I just wanted to point this out, I find it quite interesting.

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Got the cover

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Feedback, Jämtland (County), Retrofuture

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Well, this was a surprise. Did the interview the day before yesterday and found myself on the cover of local newspaper ÖP this morning. Nice coverage, but I can not help to think that there must have been a slow newsday or something… Still, nice plug for RETROFUTURE and Fredrik Alverland is always a pleasure to meet.

This blog gets a mention as well, much appreciated.

(My images of said article)

Bolin_2014

Got the new Tommy Bolin Calendar for 2014 in the mail today, courtesy of Trace Keane who works with the Bolin family in Sioux City. I also received a few snapshots of Johnnie Bolin (holding RETROFUTURE 6 – western edition) from Trace around Christmas.

Thank you – I appreciate it.

(Images courtesy of Trace Keane)

Stawka

My friend Maciek Szatko over in Poland, who contributed with an article about the classic tv-series Stawka to RETROFUTURE 6 (Western edition), has just sent me some images taken last weekend when friends of his from the Fan Club met with actor Stanislaw Mikulski. Seen here is the president of the club, Bogdan, with Mikulski getting the magazine and signing a couple of issues to Maciek and to yours truly. Now, that is an honour! Also seen here is a couple of shots on a tv-screen captured by Maciek.

The three page story about Stawka in RETROFUTURE 6 is something that I am very proud of. The show was a great success here in Sweden (as Kapten Kloss) when I was a kid and I have fond memories of watching it with my grandmother Agnes. Books and comics were also popular for some time. Nobody has written about this show for ages here, but we changed all that with this issue, the 100´th anniversary publication. I tend to ask people what they thought about the latest magazine, and the Stawka article has come up several times in such conversations. I like that. Mission accomplished!

(Big thanks to Maciek & The Stake´s Fans)